Rancho Cucamonga, CA
In her galvanizing new book, A.C.E.S. – Adult-Child Entitlement Syndrome, Barbara Jaurequi provides a thorough and enlightening description of A.C.E.S., a widespread family dilemma in the United States today. Ms. Jaurequi developed her theory of A.C.E.S. through her successful work with hundreds of married couples and their Living-At-Home adult-children. Her book delivers an easy-to-understand, explicit step-by-step guide on how to compassionately compel adult-children to move out of their childhood homes and into the world of personal responsibility once and for all!
Through the application of a thoughtfully crafted program that will empower their adult-children to discover and achieve personal independence, couples will ultimately learn how to re-focus their attention away from their adult-children and onto other neglected areas of married life, thereby enabling them to enjoy their marital relationships as never before. This is a provocative, compelling, and particularly timely work that is sure to intrigue readers as they recognize the presence of the syndrome in their own families. A.C.E.S. – Adult-Child Entitlement Syndrome is surely one of the most important contributions to Family Systems Theory to come along in decades.
Barbara Jaurequi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (L.M.F.T.) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences which licenses her to practice psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, teens/children and groups. She is also a Nationally Certified Master Addiction Counselor (M.A.C.) through NAADAC-The National Association for Addiction Professionals, which recognizes her specialized training and experience working with addicts of all kinds, including those needing Substance Abuse Treatment for Substance/Chemical Dependency (alcoholism/drug addiction), Eating Disorders, Co-dependency and other behavioral addictions.
As an expert clinician, Ms. Jaurequi works directly with clients to determine their goals for therapy and she tailors treatment plans that best suit their particular needs. She has extensive experience treating the most common disorders for which people seek therapy such as mood disorders (depression and anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorders, life adjustment disorders, stress/anger management, grief and loss.